People-Sentinel staff receives SCPA awards

Staff Writer Jonathan Vickery (center) accepts an award from South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers (right) after being recognized by master of ceremonies and Professor at the USC School of Journalism Doug Fisher.

Staff Writer Jonathan Vickery (center) accepts an award from South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers (right) after being recognized by master of ceremonies and Professor at the USC School of Journalism Doug Fisher.

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The People-Sentinel received three awards in the South Carolina Press Association's 2013 News Contest.
In the All-Weekly division, Editor Susan Delk and staff writers David Purtell and Jonathan Vickery won third place for Best Facebook Page.
In the Weeklies under 6,000 circulation division, The People-Sentinel won two awards. David Purtell won second place for Best Short Story for "100 year old celebrated", and Jonathan Vickery won third place for Best Humorous Photo for "Grandma really did get run over by a reindeer!".
The awards were presented during the SCPA's annual convention held this year in Columbia.
"I am extremely proud of these recognitions," said The People-Sentinel Publisher Laura McKenzie. "There were thousands of entries in the SCPA contest and each category had a lot of competition so any placement truly had to bubble to the top. I want to congratulate Susan, Jonathan and David for their hard work."
"Our staff strives weekly for excellence," said McKenzie. "As we have in the past, we will continue to provide our readers with the best in news and advertising, both in print and online."